Category: W3 Activity

Obesity in the United States

I chose to discuss the current problem of obesity that is occurring in the United States. I believe that obesity is most definitely a culture bound syndrome. The article I found provided a good summary of the prevalence of obesity…

Obesity in the United States

The phenomenal incidence of obesity is characteristic of industrial nations like the United States and therefore is a perfect example of a syndrome that is tied to the culture in which it is found. In an article published in JAMA,…

Frigophobia among the Chinese

Frigophobia is a culture bound sickness among the Chinese which is a condition in which affected individuals have an extreme fear of cold. This rare culture related condition leads to a morbid fear of death. Frigophobia is considered a psychiatric…

Brain Fag Syndromein Western Africa

The Culture-bound syndrome (CBS) I decided to pick and write my post on is Brain Fag Syndrome (BFS) taking place primarily in Western Africa. After reading up on it, it really sounds like something that us college students here are…

Navajo Ghost Illness

This article focuses on the beliefs of the Native American tribe, the Navajo. According to folklore, there was a prehistoric group of people who existed before the Navajo called Anasazi, and these people were killed due to the wind spirits….

Obesity in the US

  Obesity is a prevalent issue around the world, especially in the US, which holds the title for the most obese country. In an article by Cheryl Ritenbaugh, she shares some of her insight on obesity and how it has…

Obesity in the U.S.

I chose to research more about the increasing epidemic of obesity that is hitting the United States today. Obesity affects people all over the world, but it is particularly associated with Western culture and especially the U.S. If we continue…